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OBJECTIVE Despite the microvascular decompression (MVD) has become a definitive treatment for trigeminal neuralgia (TN) and hemifacial spasm (HFS), not all of the patients have been cured completely so far and this sort of operation is still with risk because of the critical operative area. In order to refine this surgery, we investigated thousands MVDs. (More)
Although microvascular decompression (MVD) is accepted as an effective therapy for hemifacial spasm (HFS), some operations fail. While performing MVD, many surgeons focus on the large arteries but ignore the arterioles. Failure to identify involved arterioles may account for unsuccessful MVD. We aimed to refine the MVD surgery and improve post-operative(More)
BACKGROUND As an etiological treatment of trigeminal neuralgia (TN) and hemifacial spasm (HFS), microvascular decompression (MVD) has been popularized around the world. However, as a functional operation in the cerebellopontine angle (CPA), this process can be risky and the postoperative outcomes might not be good enough sometimes. OBJECTIVE In order to(More)
OBJECTIVES Despite the vascular compression of the seventh cranial nerve has been verified by the microvascular decompression surgery as the cause of hemifacial spasm (HFS), the mechanism of the disease is still unknown. We believe that the autonomic nervous system in adventitia of the offending artery may contribute to the HFS. To prove our hypothesis, we(More)
BACKGROUND Although microvascular decompression (MVD) surgery has been widely accepted as an effective treatment for hemifacial spasm (HFS), delayed relief cases have been frequently reported. Therefore, the value of an immediate redo MVD should be discussed. METHODS This study included 1,435 HFS patients who underwent MVD with intraoperative abnormal(More)
Although neurovascular confliction was believed to be the cause of hemifacial spasm (HFS), the mechanism of the disorder remains unclear to date. Current theories, merely focusing on the facial nerve, have failed to explain the clinical phenomenon of immediate relief following a successful microvascular decompression surgery (MVD). With the experience of(More)
BACKGROUND Microvascular decompression (MVD) has become the best treatment for hemifacial spasm (HFS); however, some patients do not obtain complete relief after the initial MVD. We analyzed a group of patients who underwent a second MVD, to identify the factors that prevented relief after the initial MVD and those that promote the success of the second(More)
BACKGROUND In hemifacial spasm, it is extremely rare to find a vessel passing through the facial nerve. In this study, we present our experience of the surgical treatment of four such patients. METHODS From January 2010 to Match 2015, we treated 2,576 hemifacial spasm patients with microvascular decompression in our department. Of these, four had an(More)
BACKGROUND Microvascular decompression (MVD) of the facial nerve monitored intra-operatively by abnormal muscle response (AMR) activity is a common treatment for hemifacial spasm. However, AMR frequently persists after MVD, for which electromyographically (EMG)-guided nerve combing is sometimes recommended. Because no research regarding the success of(More)